In order to keep my sanity, I needed an easy way for me to keep track of the batches that I brewed.
Why? It’s nice to be able to reference the number of beers I’ve brewed, and see at a glance what I thought of each of these beers.
Since I’m also running this site, I thought why not track those batches as part of this blog. It’s a win / win… I maintain the list, and share it with my readers.
What Are We Drinking Now?
|What's On Tap|
|MO SMaSH||Tropic Thunder Pale Ale||German Pilsner|
|In The Fermenter:||Open|
|1||Cherry Wheat||American Wheat Ale||Extract||Not bad for my first beer. Artificial cherry flavoring has to go.|
|2||Mixed Grain Cream Ale||Cream Ale||Extract||While drinkable, got some bad information from the LHBS on adding mixed grains for flavor. Would not do that again.|
|3||Blue Moon Clone||American Wheat Ale||Extract||A good beer that tasted pretty close to a Blue Moon. First time I kegged.|
|4||Mango Wheat||American Wheat Ale||Partial Mash||A disaster. Not really sure what happened, but this one was dumped.|
|5||Great Pumpkin Special||American Brown Ale||All Grain||My first all grain. Used a pre-made recipe from my LHBS and turned out pretty good.|
|6||Centennial Blonde Ale||Blonde Ale||All Grain||Favorite beer to date. All in all, a great crushable beer.|
|7||Cascade Pale Ale||American Pale Ale||BrewGround||N/A||Playing around with Cascade hops.|
|8||Brulospher Best Blonde Ale||Blonde Ale||All Grain||A pretty decent Blonde Ale, but I prefer batch #6.|
|9||Amarillo Wheat Ale||American Wheat Ale||All Grain||A single hopped Wheat that was pretty tasty. Would add some additional hops next time for more character.|
|10||Kirkland Cider||Cider||N/A||My first cider, and not a bad one at that.|
|11||Citradelic Pale Ale||American Pale Ale||BrewGround||N/A||A Citra hops BrewGround.|
|12||Munich Helles||Munich Helles||All Grain||Oh man, did I like this beer. Would brew again and play around with different hop combinations.|
|13||Mystical Pale Ale||American Pale Ale||BrewGround||N/A||This is what you get with you have no idea what you hopped your beer with. It was meant to be something else.|
|14||El Dorado Pale Ale||American Pale Ale||BrewGround||N/A||An extract beer using a 15 min boil to showcase El Dorado hops.|
|15||May The Kolsch Be With You||Kolsch Style||All Grain||A bit too malty and missing the classic Kolsch taste, but overall not a bad beer. Tweaks will be needed to get me to that Kolsch I love.|
|16||Belgian Blonde||Belgian Blonde Ale||All Grain||Not a huge Belgian beer fan, but this one's pretty good. Tasting notes of cherry and plum.|
|17||Lakes Of Milford Lager||Pilsner / Lager||All Grain||A warm fermented lager that's pretty damn tasty. Will make a few tweaks to add some bitterness.|
|18||Castennial Blonde||Blonde Ale||Extract||A slightly different take on the Centennial Blonde (Batch #6). Blew it with the hops addition and turned out way too bitter.|
|19||May The Kolsch Be With You (v2)||Kolsch Style||All Grain||Tweaks to Batch #15 grain bill and using a different yeast strain. Nailed it!|
|20||Blonde Ale||Blonde Ale||All Grain||First batch on the new setup. Very crushable beer with a nice malt taste. Could use a touch more hops and may tweak the grain bill slightly. Could be my go to blonde recipe.|
|21||Vienna Lager||Vienna Lager||All Grain||A bit too much Pale Chocolate Malt, but otherwise a very good beer. Needs a bit of tweaking to get it right.|
|22||mOktoberfest||Marzen||All Grain||A solid lager, very crisp and tasty. Missed the mark a bit on the malt profile for the style.|
|23||2-Row Comparison||Pale Ale||BrewGround||N/A||Comparing Pale vs Pale Ale Malt (2 separate brews)|
|24||Tropic Thunder Pale Ale||Pale Ale||All Grain||A Pale Ale bordering on a IPA using 3 different tropical hops. Not bad but needs a bit of tweaking to get it right.|
|25||Maris Otter SMaSH||Pale Ale||BrewGround||N/A||Comparing Maris Otter to other 2 Row varieties and using Nelson Sauvin hops|
|26||German Pilsner||German Pilsner||All Grain||Amazing. Not too malty or hoppy, simply perfection.|